San Diego Circus Center is devoted to advancing circus training in North America and enriching the lives of our community by teaching circus disciplines, art and culture.

We offer contemporary and traditional circus training and performance opportunities for our youth and adults in a safe, noncompetitive, socially enriching and nurturing environment. With our curriculum, we encourage and build on each individual’s strengths and abilities to create a strong, unique foundation for excellence. Our focus is on higher education and professionally aimed classes and programs, and we also are a strong advocate of recreational studies. We train hard and perform regularly throughout the year. Please review our programs, and if you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us at info@sandiegocircuscenter.com or 619-489-1239.


  • Handstands
  • Hand to Hand Adagio
  • Russian Bar
  • Columns
  • Flexibility


Jean-Luc Martin

Founder & Executive Director

Teaching circus skills involves developing the correct system of training for each individual or group. I have been very fortunate to have learned the technical skill of disciplines from masters in the circus industry. My teachers (Master Lu Yi, Sasha Moiseev, Boris Verkhovsky) are a very integral part of my teaching process. I am patient but expect my students to challenge themselves and help guide them to reach their goals!


  • Cirque du Soleil, “Original Show”
  • Cirque du Soleil, Alegria
  • Circus Knie (1 tour)
  • Pickle Family Circus (2 tours)
  • Attended Montreal’s National Circus School


San Diego Circus Center is located in the heart of San Diego, in a place called Old Town. We are in the heart of the arts, in a community surrounded by yoga, pilates, massage, dance, and more. We are very excited for our new home that we moved into in September 2016, which is 10,000 square feet, 25-28 foot ceilings, 60 aerial rigging points on pulleys for easy access,

  • 9,300 sq. ft
  • 6,000 sq. ft of mat space
  • 60 rigging points
  • 42 foot Tumble track
  • 25x15 Foam pit
  • Trampoline /Wall Trampoline with 6 & 12 ft wall
  • 900 sq ft dance room
  • Lounge area
  • Parking
  • Full range of circus equipment

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We welcome exchange students from all over the world to train at San Diego Circus Center for an extended period of time. If you are interested, please contact us and ask us about our residency program: info@sandiegocircuscenter.org or (619) 487-1239.


Interested in becoming an instructor at San Diego Circus Center? Please send CV, cover letter, and at least 3 references (including one student and one upper management) to JL@sandiegocircuscenter.org. 
Please also include any video footage of your work if available.

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